CISSP passed after 30 days.

changlinnchanglinn A+, MCSA:Messaging, MCSE:Security, CEH, CISSPPosts: 23Member ■■■□□□□□□□
edited June 29 in CISSP

So I should preface, I've been in Security for 15 years, manager for the last 8 or so. Kept putting off my CISSP, due to life and other stuff. I got my CEH two years ago as my boss wanted all my staff to have it, so I figured lead by example. He also wanted me to have the CISSP, so I've finally obliged.

My main study was the updated Shon Harris book on google play, which I will admit I skimmed. ITProTV (which my work pays for) has a CISSP accelerated course, which I watched right the way through... at 1.5-1.8 speed. Re-watched episodes I wasn't sure of. Then Boson Exams to verify weak areas and restudy, if it wasn't in my notes I'd look in the book or simply write out the explanation from Boson. I also used the CISSP flashcards that were on quizlet and the free apps rocket prep and CISSP flash card (I don't think the free ones were that valuable.)

Got lots of questions on SDLC, asset management and risk assessments, a couple on OSI and TCP/IP in models. I knew security models backwards and didn't get any questions on it :D

The below videos were suggested by someone on here, and I think they helped immensely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-99b1YUFx0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbFtS7G9E

A bit from my notes below that was super valuable from the above videos.

Be a risk advisor/manager, don't fix problems don't look at technical in questions. Physical safety is always the first choice. Pick the option that is cheapest to solve the problem Plan, do, check, act. Which phase is the question in.

Happy to answer any questions.

Wondering what to do next. I want to start an IT Security masters next year, and they give a subject credit each for the Security+ (which I never got, but doing the practice exams I get 90+%), the CISM, and the CRISC. Thinking I might go CISM next, any suggestions?


A+, C|EH, CISSP, MCSE:Security
"Brain does not meet certification requirements, please install more certifications" Me
Currently Studying: CISM, then CRISC, Security+ (cause) then onto my IT Security masters
Security blog; http://security.morganstorey.com
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  • H-bombH-bomb Posts: 115Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Go celebrate the success!
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,013Mod Mod
    I would do CISM next, given your background.

    Congrats! I might do the same with CISSP, been putting it off and every time I attempt to read anything just get bored. Maybe next year if I find myself with nothing else to do (big IF..)


    Goal: MBA, August 2020
  • promethuschowpromethuschow Member Northern VA, NYCPosts: 188Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!! Do CISM first, followed by CRISC.
  • DZA_DZA_ Untitled. Posts: 372Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats on trailblazing the exam in 30 days!
  • changlinnchanglinn A+, MCSA:Messaging, MCSE:Security, CEH, CISSP Posts: 23Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks all for your comments.
    @UnixGuy Yeah I got bored too.. watching the accelerated ITProTV course at 1.8 speed meant I stayed interested :P
    A+, C|EH, CISSP, MCSE:Security
    "Brain does not meet certification requirements, please install more certifications" Me
    Currently Studying: CISM, then CRISC, Security+ (cause) then onto my IT Security masters
    Security blog; http://security.morganstorey.com
  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,578Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congratulations!  I am starting my CISSP path right now and I, too, get bored easily.  I will check out the video links you posted.
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  • changlinnchanglinn A+, MCSA:Messaging, MCSE:Security, CEH, CISSP Posts: 23Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @stryder144 The ITProTV accelerated course was a godsend for me, I knew a lot of the stuff, but running it 1.5-1.7 speed in VLC meant I could slow it down when I needed to. I downloaded them all and had them running on this speed in one monitor while taking notes in the other. Good luck


    A+, C|EH, CISSP, MCSE:Security
    "Brain does not meet certification requirements, please install more certifications" Me
    Currently Studying: CISM, then CRISC, Security+ (cause) then onto my IT Security masters
    Security blog; http://security.morganstorey.com
  • sfportarosfportaro Posts: 20Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I am glad that IIProTV helped somebody. I found it to be a waste of time and money.

    Congratulations!

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